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SAS: Rogue Heroes Audiobook

SAS: Rogue Heroes: The Authorised Wartime History

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In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Desert, a bored and eccentric young officer, David Stirling, came up with a plan that was imaginative, radical and entirely against the rules: a small undercover unit that would wreak havoc behind enemy lines.

Despite intense opposition, Winston Churchill personally gave Stirling permission to recruit the most ruthless soldiers he could find. So began the most celebrated and mysterious military organisation in the world: the SAS.

The history of the SAS is an exhilarating tale of fearlessness and heroism, recklessness and tragedy; of extraordinary men willing to take monumental risks. It is a story of the meaning of courage.

©2016 Ben Macintyre (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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  • Renee
    Klosters, Switzerland
    8/11/16
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    "McIntyre narration and great narrator."

    I am fascinated by The men who made a difference and won the War.
    And these Roque heroes are real characters.
    I have read all of Ben McIntyre's books.
    This one is unique!

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  • Anonymous
    25/04/17
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    "Brilliantly executed book."

    This is the most comprehensive and detailed account of the SAS that I have ever read, or indeed listened to.
    From the initial idea that formed in Sir David Sterlings mind through to the temporary disbandment of Special Forces at the end of WWII. Ben Macintyre explores and makes a bloody good job of defining the main characters and his research to put this much detail into the the events chronicled is astonishing.
    This book, for me, is a testament to the bravery, and daring of the first men who understood their Regimental motto. But beyond that, it also tells of the foolhardy and sometimes downright idiotic exploits of those same men.
    To a man they were all heroes, but the man who stood quite literally head and shoulders above all, Lt Col Robert Blair "Paddy"Mayne.
    This is bloody good listen and I highly recommend it to those who enjoy listening to the extraordinary exploits of of extraordinary people in our history.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr F.
    25/01/17
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    "Exceptional insight. Rather monotone."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is a true to life account of the story of the regiment. A brutal history. The attention to detail shown is perfect. Not too much war jargon etc.


    Any additional comments?

    The only negative I have is the monotone way in which it was read. Little to no life was brought to the fore. I appreciate this is, in essence, snippets from the archives and diaries etc But I found it droning from time to time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Gibbs
    22/09/17
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    "A great insight into the lives of the SAS in WWII."

    Daring wartime adventures. The highs and lows of those immensely brave men, recounted in this wonderful book. By the end of the book, I felt a sense of pride hearing about their individual post war exploits and lives.
    Respect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curious Customer
    15/09/17
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    "Great book. Fascinating background to SAS"

    Takes a while to get use to narrator but an amazing story. Should be required reading in schools. Fascinating insight into WW2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/09/17
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    "A great ead..."
    What did you like most about SAS: Rogue Heroes?

    Although this is not for everyone, it's a fantastic trip through the history of the SAS during WW2.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    31/08/17
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    "Brilliant book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of SAS: Rogue Heroes to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the enthusiasm of the author comes through well in the audio book


    What other book might you compare SAS: Rogue Heroes to, and why?

    It's unlike anything I have listened too which reflects my narrow listening habits rather than the book!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Events in the later parts of the war were quite shocking


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Johnny
    Dublin
    25/08/17
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    "Outstanding!"

    This is a much needed listing for anyone that's interested in the origins of the SAS and the .
    The historical account of how warfare changed from the gentleman's war to the gritty Taste of the future of warfare in our modern age.

    For me it's the most important eye opener how terrorist actions today came from this change. Unknown to the men of the SAS how this type of fight would become the means of war fraught by extremists today

    An amazing account funny if not so tragic in places well researched the author dose the regiment proud

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Happy-Hammer
    London
    21/08/17
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    "A Rivetting Tale ofthe Exploits of the Nascent SAS"

    Very enjoyable take, well told and we'll formatted. Kept me amused on a long journey

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alec Lumb
    21/08/17
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    "Fantastic History of SAS"

    From the very beginning to the end of WWII this book follows the SAS from its inception in North Africa to the horror of the discovery of a concentration camp in Germany. What I found interesting was the way people from different backgrounds gelled into a force of sorts and the leadership of the fledgling regiment. I couldn't put it down. Superbly presented by the author himself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G. Cross
    London UK
    17/08/17
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    "GREAT READ"

    A chilling insight into the courage and bravery of the young men that pioneered our Special Forces

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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